Also known as lemonol, Geraniol has a fruity odor that blends floral, waxy, and citrus notes. It repels mosquitos, but attracts bees.
Geraniol’s Effects & Medical Benefits
Geraniol has tremendous therapeutic value. It is toxic to bacteria and certain fungi, functions as an ant-inflammatory agent, and when used in conjunction with topical drugs, has demonstrated improvement in transdermal medicine delivery. Geraniol has also been documented to have analgesic properties, fight cancer, and make tumor cells more vulnerable to chemotherapy treatment. Finally, Geraniol can be a potential treatment for diabetic neuropathy, atherosclerosis, as well as serve as a neuroprotectant.